San Francisco 49ers: McCloughan Out as GM?

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just five weeks before the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers might be without their general manager Scot McCloughan.
As reported earlier by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat , McCloughan met with 49ers upper management behind closed doors Wednesday, and has since relocated files from his office.
With two picks in the first round this year, the move couldn't come at a worse time for the team. McCloughan has made questionable moves in the past, but is still widely considered the best talent evaluator on the team in terms of experience and past success.
It's not immediately known who might replace McCloughan, but whoever it is they'll have just five weeks to prepare for what could be the team's most important draft in recent memory.
Top candidates, according to Matt Barrows and The Sacramento Bee , are Trent Baalke, the director of player personnel, and Tom Gamble, the director of pro personnel.
Profiles on both from the San Francisco 49ers official we...

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